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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Nobisso, Josephine Behind the Scenes with a Celebrated Author Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Through age-appropriate, visual slide presentations, beloved author of 58+ books takes audiences behind the scenes into her 37 years in writing. Using humor and inspirational anecdotes, she shows influences that shaped her career from her bi-lingual school days. Shares her professional and home life, illuminates successful work habits, and shows the stages a book requires. Reads her books. Q&A. Author donates books, discounts books through easy ordering kit, and offers writing program, Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing.
$501- $1000
Carle, Kandie The Victorian Lady History,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Dressing from corset to gloves, Ms. Carle takes her audience on a journey of discovery using clothing as a tool to explore the lives of everyday people of the Victorian or Edwardian time periods. Using vintage pieces as well as authentically reproduced clothing and accessories, Ms. Carle educates and entertains with humor and grace. The program includes audience participation and Q & A. Three eras are offered: 1860s Civil War mid-Victorian; 1890s Gilded Age late Victorian; or early 1900s Edwardian (Downton Abbey!) The Victorian Lady is living history at its best, done in a theatrical style.
$351- $500
Nager, Stuart Songs of Disaster: Devised & Collaborative Theater Master Class Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Advanced Students/Teachers) Using the lyrics of early 20th Century songs of angst and disaster as jumping off points, the workshop group will take a journey into devised & collaborative theater. Ensemble building will be explored through Boal and Viewpoints exercises. Working in small groups, the attendees will be actors, playwrights and directors to create scenes from the lyric sheets the group chooses. Students must have a strong improvisation background and willingness to create as part of a group. Each group will present their work at the end of the session. NOTE: This workshop is designed to be done in a two to three hour period of time or short residency. *This can also be altered to fit elementary schools through Folk and Traditional Tales, as well as other subjects in a process drama format.
$501- $1000
Jeffers, David Puppet Power Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
These puppets are loved by audiences everywhere. Some of them include - Tweedsmore, she's a bird that can't fly, Mr. Johnson, he's a magician that likes himself a bit too much, Grumpy Old Grandma, she needs to learn to be nice if she wants friends - as well a whole bunch more depending on what your needs are. We also offer a Black Light puppet show.
$201- $350
Miller, Paul Read Yourself Silly Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Paul tells the story of how a trip to the circus inspired him to visit his library to learn more about juggling which led to balloons, magic, and the history of the circus. Throughout the performance he models how learning through books can be fun and often times you find things you didn't even know you were interested in! It is an engaging show for all ages (adults laugh as much as the kids!) with lots of audience participation.
$351- $500
Rowe, Elizabeth Journey to the Center of the Soul Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Long before there were psychiatrists and support groups, there were folk tales that explore life's challenges and pitfalls with wit and wisdom. A gem for adult audiences.
$201- $350
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Carpenter, Regi Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a wonderful program featuring stories from the upcoming book of the same title. Family, recipe for disaster or comfort food? It includes stories of the Carpenter clan of the 1000 Islands region in NYS. Colorful, poignant and always saucy. A GREAT adult and teen program.
$501- $1000
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
Cain, Ron Captain HurriCain's Magical Underwater Adventure Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
The show, which uses magic and humor to promote reading, highlights the New York state summer reading program theme, “Make a Splash – Read!” As jolly, seafaring Captain HurriCain, Ron Cain takes children on an imaginary trip to the bottom of the ocean. Together, they explore a Magical Underwater Library. Young readers have fun with water-themed illusions that highlight different types of books they can borrow. During the adventure, they help Ron perform tricks involving pirates, mermaids, and a sea monster or two. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program encourages children to visit their library and appreciate the magic of books. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, and the Case of the Missing Bunny.
$201- $350
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